Today, Nintendo announced that the Super NES would be receiving a makeover as well, with the Super NES Classic Edition releasing September 29th for $79.99.
The Super NES Classic will come bundled with two compatible controllers for multiplayer gaming and twenty-one games, which comprise a list of titles that are both expected and shocking.
The list includes expected titles such as Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, and Yoshi's Island, but titles such as Star Fox 2 are an unexpected surprise.
For those that are curious here is the full list:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island
Quick Take:Whereas I couldn't muster anything more then an intrigued passing glance to the NES Classic, the SNES Classic is another story altogether. I grew up playing the SNES, and the only games that I've played that are on this list are F-ZERO, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, and Donkey Kong Country. As you can imagine, I've always been interested in trying titles such as Secret of Mana, Earthbound, and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and most of the other titles on this list, but I've never gotten around to it. Hopefully the SNES Classic will actually be in stock this time, and not instantly disappear off of store shelves to be sold on eBay and Amazon for $250 instead of $80 like the NES Classic. We'll see.
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